Phil was a former agent who resigned after his undercover case with a biker gang went wrong. he moved to a small town with his daughter, Maddy, hoping for a peaceful life. one day, Maddy defended herself from a school bully, whose mother returned the favor by asking her brother, Gator, the local drug lord for help. when they failed to scare Phil off, Gator started investigating about Phil's background. when he started to get the biker gang's involvement, things went out of hand, for both Phil and Gator.
we put the film aside when it reminded us too much of Safe (2012). however, when the chance came and we finally watched it, we found out how wrong we were. with Sylvester Stallone involved in the film making, the film seriously couldn't get any down time. it was intense and even surprisingly, very emotional engaged. it was actually fun seeing how Gator's gang fell apart, especially when he tried so desperately to stay off the radar. Maddy was a believing child, making it easy to root for her. her tough personality was an add, especially for her to be brought up without a mother. together with Phil, who did everything he could just to protect her daughter, the duo was simply lovable. with plenty of actions, the film was an excellent entertainment that we fortunately, did not missed out on.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Gary Fleder
- released: 2013
- casts: Jason Statham, James Franco, Izabela Vidovic, Kate Bosworth, Marcus Hester, Clancy Brown, Winona Ryder, Omar Benson Miller
- language: English
- genre: Action/Thriller